Photo, Print, Drawing Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge

[ color film copy slide ]

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Title
Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge
Summary
A view of the burning ruins of Rheims Cathedral. The city of Rheims was shelled with explosives and incendiaries by the Germans during ten days in September of 1914 with the cathedral as the main target. Outraged, particularly by the attack on the cathedral, the government at Bordeaux sent an official protest. At the time of the shelling the cathedral was serving as a hospital with a red cross hanging from its tower. The Germans, however, believed it was also used as an observation tower by the French, hence the heavy and unrelenting bombing. The Germans had eyewitnesses who corroborated this story, but the French consistently denied it. The tracery, towers, and nave of the cathedral were heavily damaged, but the walls were still intact.
Contributor Names
Sénéchal, Adrien, 1896-1955, artist
Created / Published
Sceaux : Charaire, [1916]
Subject Headings
-  Notre-Dame de Reims (Cathedral)--1910-1920
-  Fires--France--Reims--1910-1920
-  World War, 1914-1918--Destruction & pillage--German--France--Reims
-  World War, 1914-1918--Exhibitions--France
Format Headings
Exhibition posters--French--1910-1920.
Lithographs--Color--1910-1920.
War posters--French--1910-1920.
Notes
-  Translation of title: The crime of Rheims. Exhibition . . . to benefit the victims of the shelling of Rheims and for the French-Belgian shelter.
-  Signed: A. Sénéchal, 1916.
-  Promotional goal: Fr. K92.J7. 1916.
-  Item is no. 251 in a printed checklist available in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
-  MB
Medium
1 print (poster) : lithograph (two colors) ; 95 x 71 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
POS - Fr .S464, no. 1 (C size) [P&P]
Source Collection
French World War I posters
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3f04081 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f04081
Library of Congress Control Number
99613536
Reproduction Number
LC-USZC2-4081 (color film copy slide)
Language
English
French
Online Format
image
Description
1 print (poster) : lithograph (two colors) ; 95 x 71 cm. | A view of the burning ruins of Rheims Cathedral. The city of Rheims was shelled with explosives and incendiaries by the Germans during ten days in September of 1914 with the cathedral as the main target. Outraged, particularly by the attack on the cathedral, the government at Bordeaux sent an official protest. At the time of the shelling the cathedral was serving as a hospital with a red cross hanging from its tower. The Germans, however, believed it was also used as an observation tower by the French, hence the heavy and unrelenting bombing. The Germans had eyewitnesses who corroborated this story, but the French consistently denied it. The tracery, towers, and nave of the cathedral were heavily damaged, but the walls were still intact.
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Sénéchal, Adrien, Artist. Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge. France Reims, 1916. [Sceaux: Charaire] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/99613536/.

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Sénéchal, A. (1916) Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge. France Reims, 1916. [Sceaux: Charaire] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99613536/.

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Sénéchal, Adrien, Artist. Le crime de Reims. Exposition . . au profit des victimes du bombardement de Reims et du refuge franco-belge. [Sceaux: Charaire] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99613536/>.